My nephew, who recently began attending the University of Georgia (our clan alma mater), is having a birthday this weekend. His first away from home. I wanted to send him a card and a care package, but decided I could make a Care Package Card, using an old design that I learned back in my first stamp camp, about 10 or 15 years ago.
It's such a simple little project and can be adapted for anything: graduation using school colors, send off to school with school logos or Greek symbols, housewarming, bon voyage, wedding, new baby. This project is also great for families who are having an extended stay in a hotel while a family member is hospitalized or undergoing treatments or rehab, or families displaced by fire, storm, or other reasons. It can hold business cards, inspirational notes, money cards, gift cards....or cash...or all of the above!
This project is made in the colors of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, using Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White card stocks. The school letters are made using the Large Letter dies and silver foil paper. The honeycomb paper on the front is (sadly) discontinued Designer Series Paper that has a metallic sheen to it and is slightly embossed.
|cute little black and gray belly wrap holds it together|
|slip the belly wrap off and it begins to unfold!|
|give me a U!|
|Give me a G! Give me an A! (all shiny, bright)|
|see the metallic finish on the letters?|
|pull the tabs and you will find a little card in each pocket, perfect for adhering gift cards|
|you can attach gift cards to the back of the gray inserts as well as the front...and you can write little notes of inspiration or attach funnies or photos to the backs of the pockets, because they fold down.|
If you would like a tutorial or to gather for a fun fellowship to learn how to make this.....for any occasion.....let me know! What cool stocking stuffers these would be!
Now, I am off to choose some food and entertainment cards to slip inside!